If your SAT was rescheduled, please check the update below for important information.
In case you haven’t heard, the SAT is going through some changes — soon. Starting with the March 5th test, the SAT will feature a new structure, new question types, and a new scoring scale (400 – 1600 instead of 600 – 2400). Hopefully, your teachers or guidance counselors have gone over what will be on the new test or you’ve done some research on your own (if you haven’t, check out this post that explains exactly what’s changing).
We’ve been hard at work creating a new version of Prep4SAT for the revamped SAT. At the end of this coming month (February), you’ll be able to update your current Prep4SAT app to the new version or download the new version from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. If you’re a current app user, we’ll also send you a message in the app when the new version is ready.
On the surface, the new Prep4SAT will appear just like the current Prep4SAT, but look a little closer and you’ll see that you get a brand new app.
First, you will have all new lessons in your course to cover the new material and question types tested on the SAT. Instead of seeing lessons on Improving Sentences and Quant Multiple Choice, for example, you’ll see lessons based on Reading, Writing, and Calculator and No-Calculator Math: the question types and sections you’ll face on the new SAT.
In addition to the new lessons, flashcards, and practice questions, your estimated score at the top of your home and Analytics screens will show a score between 400 and 1600. This score represents an estimate of how you’ll do on the new SAT given your current in-app performance. On the Analytics screen, you’ll see a breakdown of your performance on each question type, so you’ll know exactly what to study more in order to improve.
Note that the new app cannot factor in your progress from your current Prep4SAT app. Since the new SAT features new types of questions and uses a different scoring rubric, your study progress and analytics from the old SAT curriculum could not be translated to the new curriculum with accuracy.
While there are some similarities between the new and old test, the revised SAT is a different exam. However, don’t fret: the College Board has designed the new SAT to better reflect what you’re learning in high school, so a lot of the content will be familiar. The new Prep4SAT will help you build on what you already know and help you master the new question types.
If you’re currently using Prep4SAT to study for the “old” SAT, whose last test date is January 23, don’t worry. The new app won’t be released until after this test date, so you can continue to use the app to study for the current exam.
Update: If you were registered to take the SAT on January 23 and it was cancelled due to winter storm Jonas, you’ll want to hold off updating your Prep4SAT app if you’re still studying for the old/current SAT. The rescheduled SAT for most locations will be February 20th. However, the new version of Prep4SAT for the Redesigned SAT will be released before then, so in order to continue to use the correct version of the app to study for the old/current SAT, don’t update until after your test.
Check out this link that explains how to temporarily turn off automatic app updates.
If you already have the Prep4SAT app, you’ll receive an in-app message letting you know that the new version is available. All you’ll need to do is go to your app store on your phone or into your phone’s settings, depending on your device, and select “Update.” If you don’t currently have the Prep4SAT app, the simplest thing to do is download the app now and look for the update announcement in February. Alternatively, look for the announcement in the app description on the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new app or the upcoming update, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.